To be addicted to the Battersea cats needing homes page?

(74 Posts)
QueenStromba Sat 16-Mar-13 10:51:13

I got into the habit of checking it every day when we were looking for our girl. We've had her a week now but I can't stop myself from looking at it every day even though we definitely don't want another cat (not now anyway). I think I just like it when they get marked as rehomed. There are a couple of cats who are still there from when I started looking over a month ago and it makes me sad that they still haven't found someone to love them.

Aren't they cute?

QueenStromba Sun 17-Mar-13 20:09:49

I found some puppies and kittens when I was a kid too. I was always really upset that I didn't get to keep any of them.

Horsemad Sat 16-Mar-13 21:29:21

Great photos cats smile and yes to making a beeline for any cat when I'm out grin

I just HAVE to fuss them! When I was a kid I managed to always find stray dogs and take them home - then my dad would make me take them to the police station!! I was on first name terms with the local police shock

QueenStromba Sat 16-Mar-13 21:22:22

You should volunteer at a cat rescue taking photos of the cats for the website. Those are really great photos. And gorgeous cats too.

I do that cats. Stood in the street squeaking at any poor feline i see in case it wants to come home with me.

All 3 cats are beautiful and fab photos of them. smile

catsmother Sat 16-Mar-13 21:16:32

Thanks everyone for the compliments about my cat - just a plain black moggie but I think she's sweet!

Have added the other two if anyone's interested!

Sparkling - just looked at your lovely grey cat. Beautiful girl. There's a grey cat near me and it always bemuses me that even their noses are grey!

As this is a "mad cat lady" type of thread, can I ask if anyone else can't walk down the street without having to try and entice any cat they spot over for a stroke and a fuss ? ..... I'll happily cross the road if I spot a cat!

FairPhyllis Sat 16-Mar-13 20:18:39

Oh I do this too. And I like looking at the 'Happy Endings' pages to see lots of lovely pussies lolling around on people's beds and sofas looking totally spoilt.

Aww thanks Horse I will tell her she has an admirer. grin

CruCru Sat 16-Mar-13 18:00:17

What makes me laugh about the Battersea pages are the issues some of the cats have. A while ago there was one that couldn't have stairs, other cats, children, or where the new owners had jobs or went on holiday. An impractical cat. That's hilarious.

pansyflimflam Sat 16-Mar-13 17:47:09

God help me! I have spent 2 hours cruising cats on rescue sites and now on pets4homes.......... must stop but desperate for cats. Stunned that people charge £150 for a moggy kitten in France they give them away!!!!!!!!

Horsemad Sat 16-Mar-13 17:29:19

catsmother your cat is bee-yoo-ti-ful smile - gorgeous pic.

Sparkling my DH has fallen in love with SparklingCat's pic grin

Thanks Schmaltzing she really is lovely. smile

someoftheabove Sat 16-Mar-13 17:25:38

So relieved to hear it isn't only me. I stalk the Celia Hammond pages because they often tell you a little bit about the cat's history. The have lots of cats with one eye, one leg, etc and I always want to have them all. If DH catches me looking he just gives me one of his special looks (we already have two moggies) and that's enough of a reality check!

ProphetOfDoom Sat 16-Mar-13 17:25:21

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ProphetOfDoom Sat 16-Mar-13 17:20:13

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mrsjay Sat 16-Mar-13 17:20:08

Im fine with snakes when im expecting to see them but if 1 was in my house id move grin

mrsjay pic of grass-snake on my profile if you are feeling brave. grin

mrsjay Sat 16-Mar-13 16:58:14

and grass-snakes

shock I would faint or have to move house

Sparkling Cat doesn't catch birds. We get tiny voles and grass-snakes.

mrsjay Sat 16-Mar-13 16:55:48

you could have housecats so they wouldnt bring anything home although Im not keen on the housecat idea mine liked to roam, a hamster what about a hamster matilda grin

QueenStromba Sat 16-Mar-13 16:54:21

She's gorgeous catsmother! How on earth did you manage to get such a good photo of her?

ProphetOfDoom Sat 16-Mar-13 16:52:54

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mrsjay Sat 16-Mar-13 16:44:24

I cant bring myself to get a new cat jaycat was 18 when she died I still miss her sad

mrsjay Sat 16-Mar-13 16:42:20

aww zebedeee on the homepage is an OAP yanbu they are cute I have to limit myself to twice a week ont he dogs trust website as im convinced jaydog needs company blush

catsmother Sat 16-Mar-13 16:34:27

Ha ha - I do this too. Have had all my cats from Wood Green over the past 16 years and now live very close to one of their branches so it's not just looking on their site - which I often do - but also "popping in" on a regular basis. In fact, it's my black cat here: www.woodgreen.org.uk/pet_advice/632_multi-cat_households when she was a kitten (obviously).

It's really sad to see the same cats "stuck" at the home though for months on end. Especially as it's so often the black ones. As for not photographing well, there's a picture of what that kitten looks like now on my profile. I wish more people would consider them.

Horsemad Sat 16-Mar-13 15:51:53

I was supposed to walk to the shop 2 hrs ago to buy salad for our meal this evening and instead have been cooing over cats!!

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